How to enable Twitter's new Highlights feature on your Android phone
Twitter recently introduced a new push notifications feature called Highlights, which aims to deliver a short roundup of the most important tweets and trending topics from the accounts you follow, so that you don't have to sift through yourself. We know what you'd say - "ugh, push notifications" - but Highlights is actually pretty unintrusive, delivering a twice-a-day synopsis that has picked the essence of the never-ending Twitter action that can otherwise easily overwhelm your senses.
The thing is, though, that Twitter is pretty gentle with the initial rollout, releasing Highlights with Android as a testing ground, and with an opt-in system at that. Here's what you need to do to enable it on your robo-green handset:
1. Download and install the latest 5.56 version of the Twitter app from the Play Store, or make sure your current one is updated;
2. Start the Twitter app, and tap on the overflow icon (the three dots in the upper right corner)to access the Settings menu;
3. Pick an account, tap on the "Mobile notifications," turn the slider in the "on" position, if it isn't, and scroll to the "Highlights" option;
4. Check the box next to Highlights, and do this for all Twitter accounts you want to receive personalized notifications from;
That's it, you can now start receiving action roundups in the notification bar twice a day, derived from your own Twittersphere .